A scholar of science, technology, and social inequality, Nelson is the author most recently of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome. Her publications also include a symposium in the British Journal of Sociology on history, genealogy, and the #GU272, and the books Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination; Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History; and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life. In 2002, she edited “Afrofuturism,” an influential special issue of Social Text
The Digital In/Equalities Speaker Series brings leading scholars to campus to share their research and perspectives on issues of social justice across a range of digital topics, including apps, social media, geographic information systems (GIS), big data, genomic research and coding. While each of our proposed speaks across different software, hardware, and platforms, they are bound in their interrelated concerns about inequality and justice, both online and in everyday life.